Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Double D Challenge: Birthday

Hello and welcome to another Double D Challenge!  Our theme this time around is "Birthday".  One thing is a given --I can always use another birthday card!


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Our mood board shows many possibilities to inspire you.  We have humor, or watermelon colors, or spa-type girly stuff, or black and gold with a touch of pink.


As always, we'll have creative winners plus a prize for a random winner:


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For my card I went with the black and gold for a relatively simple card using a stamp that hasn't seen the light of day for a while -- a 2002 PSX birthday cake (no name on the block).  Embossed in gold, minimal coloring...





I made a loopy border and loopy flower to match the cake.





Hop over to Double D to say "hello" and be inspired by the variety of team samples.  I hope to see you in the gallery!  Have fun, and enjoy your day!


Stamps:  PSX cake (no name on stamp)  Paper:  Fabriano Artistico Bright White watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, black, pink, gold mirror  Ink:  Versamark, Tombow markers for watercolor  Accessories:  Black rhinestone, Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder  Dies:  Frantic Stamper Livermore Loop, Tutti Designs Celebrate Word Set, Sue Wilson String Flowers

31 comments:

Sherri said...

Wow! I've never seen this stamp, but I love it!
Makes a gorgeous birthday card no that accent of black along the edge just sends it over the top! You always inspire me! Awesome card, my friend!!

Diane said...

Oh so very pretty and love that really neat and fun cake stamp, kind of fun to bring out those older stamps isn't it. The loopy edge and looped flower finish off the card perfectly..another great one!! Glad you got to get away for awhile, we leave today again, it is starting to wear me out LOL!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous, Leslie!! Don't you just love the feel of those PSX stamps? :) The simplicity is amazing and you have coordinated everything so nicely.

Donna Phelan said...

Gold and Pink and Cake make any day a Celebration! This is so soft and sweet and lovely all over! It's beautiful and happy!

Darlene said...

OMG what a fabulous design idea to use the loopy border & flower to match the ones on the cake ... awesome! Love your creativity ... sure to be well received!! Well done my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

that's one special birthday card Leslie, love the delicate colours and your binder style layout :)

Barbara said...

That loopy design on the left makes me think of a spiral notebook. The stamp is so artsy and I love that you get it out for this challenge. The pink and black are so feminine looking and make a fun card.

Yogi said...

cute. love the border. have a great day

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, very classy and sweet!!!

Donna Ellis said...

How sweet and delicate, Leslie! I wanna go to this party! The border is wonderful with those perfectly lined up pieces, and the sweet loopy flower! I miss PSX - I believe they did not make a stamp I didn't like. The gold embossing is fabulously sweet on the cake, and the yellow around your lighted candles makes it feel like they are dancing! Beautiful card, Leslie! hugs, de

Cat Craig said...

Leslie, I love the pure girlishness of this card. Its pure fun. The pink gold and black touches add the perfect bit of interest.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design. I love the embossing and and that border is gorgeous.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so pretty with those colors and the gold embossing and trimming. I love the soft pink and white combo too.

Margaret said...

Such a pretty card. I love the loopy loops you added and the gold embossing is so elegant.

aussie aNNie said...

Good enough to eat and just love this embossed stamp and results.xx

Vicki said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Leslie! Those borders you have down the side are amazing. I love the black design. Is it a punch? Beautiful birthday cake stamp, especially embossed in the gold.

Conniecrafter said...

How wonderful to have broken out an old stamp, looks great as it did the day it was released. Love how girly it is with the colors and fancy swirls!!

Glenda said...

What a lovely birthday card. I'm always on the hunt for something new for birthdays and always needing just one more! Love the loopy border too!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's fabulous!! I love the design and your colours... That cake is just fabulous right down to the touches of glowing candles!

Cindy Beach said...

LOVE that loopy flower with the black gem! It amazes me how you take just one stamp and add perfectly placed elements that complement each other in perfect harmony. This is glorious!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Birthdays are such a happy theme and you did a great job with this card! I love the colors and the loopy border and flower! I think embossing always steps the card up a notch as well!

Pauline said...

Oh Leslie, what a fabulous birthday card. You can never go wrong with PSX stamps ( I still have a few of those kicking around as well). Love the gold embossed cake along with all your border details. The loopy flower along with the loopy border fits so well together and the black gem in the middle is perfect! CAS- Love it!

Judy Woodland said...

This is so adorable. I love the whimsical, wonky cake. Gold embossing it just makes it that much more special. And I also love all your embellishments, they are all perfect together.

pam said...

Hi Leslie, love this beautiful delicate card, what a lovely layout and details.
Pam x

JD/ Jill said...

Adorable card! I like your design and great embossing!

laurie said...

I like how your flower and border match the cake ..so creative..and pretty!I need to get back to playing in some of these fun challenges...I never seem to have the time.Just keeping my head above water lately! I really like the combos on that mood board.

crafty-stamper said...

I really really love the stamp and the loopy border and flower are perfect embellishments
carol x

Mrs A. said...

I love this simply decorated cake card. Especially as it is pink my favourite colour. Have taken a tour round your stamp room which certainly isin’t small and looks very organised. Have just revsmped my own craft room and trying very hard to kelp it clutter free. The temptation after a days crafting to leave it all out is a hard one to refrain from but I am determined to keep on top of it. Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Your ? Altenew water paints, have you not heard of them? They are vibrantly beautiful.xx

Evelyn S. said...

This a delightful detailed card, Leslie! The loops are perfect for your design, and I love the pink and gold. It's one winner of a birthday cake!

Pam Sparks said...

oh so fun! You do so many styles so well! Adorable card Leslie! Always love PSX!

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